Browsing by topic: Social Media

Finding My Soul Signature at Random House’s Open House

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Random House’s Open House last Friday brought together writers, editors and readers for discussions about craft, strategy and finding your soul signature.

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Amazon and Twitter Team Up on Social Shopping

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Add products to your Amazon shopping cart with a tweet. Will this new cooperation between Amazon and Twitter help publisher sell more books on social media?

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SmackFiction: Building an App for Mobile YA Book Discovery

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Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.

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Thai Publishers Using Social Media to Find Readers & Writers

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The Bangkok Post looks at how Thai publishers are leveraging social media and online video to promote titles to younger readers and reach a wider potential audience.

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Wikipedia: The Book?

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NPR reports that a German-based group called PediaPress is raising money to publish a print edition of all of Wikipedia’s 4.5 million articles.

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BiblioNasium Wants to Turn Kids Into Book Reviewers

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BiblioNasium, the literary social network for kids, has announced the launch of advanced book review features.

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Tin House: 15 Years of Fostering Lively, Diverse Literature

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Portland’s Tin House Press, born out of the eponymous magazine, continues to foster a community of engaged readers interested in eclectic small press publishing.

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Denmark’s Movellas Social Reading/Writing Empowers Teens

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Movellas, a community for teenagers to read, write and share stories launched in 2010, has attracted 200,000 budding literati in the US, UK and Denmark.

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Award-Winning Authors Struggling to Make Ends Meet

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Writing for The Guardian, Robert McCrum observes that ‘the credit crunch and the internet are making writing as a career harder than it has been for a generation.’

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UK Startups Tackle Ebook Gifting, Data Mining

Anna Lewis of Valobox

Tech is returning dividends to publishing, with Valobox’s ‘Gift an Ebook’ program and Bookseer’s advanced social media data mining and price analytics.

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